I should explain why I run on the left. When Iâ€™m running on the Burke Gilman Trail by my house in Seattle, I always run on the lake side of the trail. This is because there is a dirt path there and I donâ€™t have to run on the paved part with the cyclists. The problem is for the first two miles the dirt path is narrow and sometimes disappears for 10 or 20 meters. Iâ€™m not going to go all the way across to the other side for 5 seconds when the dirt path disappears, and then go all the way back across to the path when it reappears, just to appease some â€œeveryone stay to the right on the pavementâ€ moron cyclist crap.
As you can see from what I was told today, some cyclists get really mad that I would have the nerve to run on the left side of the road. Since itâ€™s my blog and I get the final word, I want to point out to the cyclists calling me a moron: my bike is nicer than yours, and I can ride it faster too.